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By Matt McCoy
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The Buckeyes can't go to a bowl game but are enjoying some spoils for going 12-0. Friday will be the celebration in St. John Arena which will have more than 13,000 fans on hand. Wednesday, coach Urban Meyer and members of the team were honored for their undefeated season. Governor Kasich and lawmakers in the Ohio Senate and House welcomed the Buckeyes, who got a tour of the Statehouse and received a special resolution.
"This is a day for the players. Coaches don't play and our players, they've earned this respect," Meyer said as he spoke to members of the house. "Something we try to teach into our football program is that respect is not given, respect is earned. This team maybe lost a little respect going through some adversity but they came back. With resiliency and great character they've earned that respect."
The Buckeyes got a history lesson as well, visiting Governor Kasich's office. Wide receiver Corey "Philly" Brown's favorite part of the day was putting his hands on the desk in the office, which used to belong to Abraham Lincoln.
"A great man like Abraham Lincoln was able to sit there and make some very important decisions," Brown said. "For me to be able to (touch the desk) was good."
Welcome to Arkansas Bret
Former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema was introduced as the new coach at Arkansas Wednesday, getting a 6-year deal worth $3.2 million per season. Perhaps that paycheck made it easier for Bret to dive right into the Razorback culture.
The unquestioned highlight of the press conference was when Bielema and his wife Jen, joined athletic director Jeff Long and did Arkansas' famous "Pig Sooie" chant. I have to believe Bret already misses the "jump around." If it were me and I had to do this, it would be a deal-breaker.
A Moment with Jim
Wednesday was former Buckeye coach Jim Tressel's 60th birthday. I wondered if it would be the subject of his latest "Moment with Jim Tressel" on Channel 3 in Cleveland. It was not. Nor was football. Tressel talked about goal setting as it pertains to education. If you're interested, here it is.